- Publisher: CD Projekt Red Studio
- Release Date: Dec 14, 2022
- Also On: PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
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Jan 3, 2023Judging The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition on its entertainment value is easy – it’s perfect. It has an unbelievable story, compelling characters, solid gameplay, and a properly thought-through backend that shows the developers are all-in on delivering an unforgettable experience. On the next-generation upgrade side of this release, it’s just not complete. While the performance mode takes the experience up a notch with visuals and frame rate, the Ray Tracing mode is unplayable and incomplete. It hurts the experience more than it helps it.
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Dec 12, 2022The impact of the new textures and a revised lighting system in almost every part allows you to appreciate the adventures of the Witcher par excellence like never before, with a cinematic cut made even more effective by the addition of Ray Tracing and with unprecedented fluidity choosing to opt for the performance mode. Wisely selected the mods produced by the community, and equally effective those created from scratch to rejuvenate the most obsolete mechanics of the original game, which now benefits from a fresher and more dynamic interaction system and a close-up view that favors immersion in the exploration and combat.
Dec 12, 2022This is likely to be the definitive version of a great game, and an excellent excuse to dive back into its gloriously rich and varied world, but at the moment it’s a bug-ridden mess that’s more trouble to play than the seven-year-old original. We’re sure by next Christmas it’ll all be running perfectly but all you get this year is a lump of 4K coal. [Review in Progress]
Dec 12, 2022Improved graphics, mods that make inventory management and map navigation a little easier, and some throw-in DLC are all good. But I’m not sure that they are the explosively exciting thing about returning to The Witcher 3 in 2022. These are elements that might lure you in for a replay or, if you’re lucky, your first foray into the interlocked worlds of commoners, creatures, immortals, and lords that Geralt weaves through. They’re what gets you in the door, maybe, but they’re not the party. The party — by which I mean the massive political and interplanar story that happens within The Witcher 3 — is still incredible, and still manages to make the vast majority of other open-world RPGs (most other games, really) seem lacking by comparison. [Polygon Recommends]
Dec 12, 2022The graphics sector does not magically become something-other than what it was, but the game performs well both in Ray-Tracing and in Performance, allowing you to experience the adventure to the fullest of the possibilities offered by today's technologies, without rebuilding it from scratch.
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 505 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 394 out of 505
Mixed: 23 out of 505
Negative: 88 out of 505
Dec 15, 2022I had never played it, so i tried it with this new update and i have to be honest- not a big fan. Maybe this game is starting show it's age,I had never played it, so i tried it with this new update and i have to be honest- not a big fan. Maybe this game is starting show it's age, but i had more fun in Skyrim than in this one (ironically skyrim is older). World is kind of boring and empty, main character is very monotone and kind of emotionless, so it was really hard to care about, what was going on. I guess, if you somehow manage to care about that world, you might enjoy this game more than i did, but it was very bland experience.… Full Review »
Dec 15, 2022Stuttering problems, no sound, bugs, what is this? They clearly haven't got better after cyberpunk fail.
Dec 15, 2022Very boring game as expected, i'm glad most people on Youtube and here seem to agree. Not recommending.